I find it rather refreshing that, in our digitally obsessed age, there are still about 14,000 people in the country watching a black-and-white television – 21 of them in Portsmouth.
The idea that these people are actively choosing to defy the advances in modern technology almost appears as a mini anti-progress revolution.
Possibly, they are just canny when it comes to cash. Not only is the black and white TV licence about £100 cheaper than a colour one, but also, as an aficionado reliably informs me, they are cheaper to run, as they require less electricity and, therefore, result in lower bills.
So, today I thought we would take a nostalgic trip back to the 1950s and ’60s for a look at some of those monochrome favourites which graced the flickering box in the corner.